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Individual Placement Description
Placement General Surgery
Programme S1,S3,S4,S5,S7,S9,S10,S11,S12
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

Mostly on-call, carrying admission bleep and discussing/assessing referrals from A&E/GPs/ward doctors. Also occasional O/P clinics and theatre when possible.

Typical Work Pattern

Largely on-call/nights i.e. 12 hour shifts interspersed with 8-5 in St Johns Hospital.

Learning Opportunities


Presenting at M&M.

On-the-job learning from carrying the bleep.


No scheduled surgical teaching and can be hard to get to generic FY2 teaching.

Unique Selling Points

Being responsible for carrying the admission bleep means close interaction with your team and good opportunities to follow patients from the admission to theatre.  Great job if you are interested in surgery as a career.

Employer Information
It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.

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